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Impact Measurements: Author-level metrics

Guide to creating profiles and finding metrics for authors, articles, journals, and institutions.


Author-level metrics

  • Web of Science - Use "Author Finder" to identify the variants of an author’s name. Once you have found an author's publications, select "Create Citation Report" to obtain a breakdown of the author’s cited references and h-index (see the graph below). Highly cited authors are included in Essential Science Indicators. Author profiles are available for those that set up ResearcherIDs or ORCIDs.
  • Scopus - Use "Author Search" to identify the variants of an author’s name. Click on "View citation overview" for the author's profile and h-index (see the graph below).
  • Google Scholar - The h-index and other citation metrics are available for those authors that set up My Citations.
  • Dimensions - Includes publication citations, linked clinical trials and patents, as well as supporting grants.
  • ResearchGate - Creating a profile on ResearchGate may help you stay connected to other researchers in your field but it also offers a score based on your contributions, interactions, and reputation (example).
  • - You can follow other researchers in your field and it also offers analytics on your profile and on your individual papers.
  • ImpactStory - Create an ImpactStory profile to see how often you are cited, saved by scholars, or discussed by the public (example).

The h-index graph below marks the place where the number of citations meets the number of papers published. Read more about the h-index from Hirsch's article in arXiv.


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Author metrics cmap


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